Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution

The Green New Deal is finally taking form.

On Thursday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) unveiled a landmark resolution cementing the pillars of an unprecedented program to zero out planet-warming emissions and restore the middle-class prosperity of postwar America that the original New Deal helped spur.

Just three months after calls for a Green New Deal electrified a long-stagnant debate on climate policy, the Democratic lawmakers released the six-page document outlining plans to cut global emissions 40 to 60 percent below 2010 levels by 2030 and neutralize human-caused greenhouse gases entirely by 2050.

“Today is a big day for workers in Appalachia,” Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday at a press conference in Washington, D.C. “Today is a good day for children who have been breathing dirty air in the Bronx.”

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